Monument record MDR12945 - Milepost, Market Place, Wirksworth

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to Victorian - 1800 AD to 1900 AD)

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Full Description

Cast iron milepost, painted white with black lettering. The rounded top has 'LONDON / 139 / MILES' inscribed on it. One side of the body of the milepost is inscribed 'DUFFIELD 8½ / DERBY 13 / MILES', and below this 'J. HARRISON / DERBY'. The other side has 'NEWHAVEN 9 / BUXTON 20 / MANCHEStr 44 / MILES'. (1) One of a near complete series between Duffield and Wirksworth on the old Derby-Manchester road. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Higgins, J (The Milestone Society). County Milestone Survey. DY/WIR/06.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D (ed.). 1997. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology. A Gazetteer of Sites. Part IV. Derbyshire Dales.



Grid reference SK 2868 5402 (point)

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Record last edited

Dec 14 2017 4:28PM

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